worldbeertaste (1756) - West Midlands, - SEP 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark dep amber brown with a frothy, lasting tan head. Smells of strong liquorish, ginger, malt, roasted malt, spice and ginger. Medium to light oily body and light carbonation. Tastes like soda but with strong liquorish. elements, Roasted malt with strong dry ginger and a bitter rather metalic finish. The Old Tom is good but the ginger here makes it worse. An interesting novelty though.
motelpogo (7656) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottled, thanks to mowbeer for sharing. amber to brown, somewhat hazed with a shortlived head; plenty of stewed ginger in the aroma, slightly stale; modest ginger heat, hints of caramel, a bit of a nothing finish
fdomig (589) - München, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle at home. Aroma is indeed very spicy ginger, some caramel, malt. Appearance is clear to light cloudy with a fast decreasing brown-ish head. Taste is sweet and light sour. A bit licorice-ish. Stays for a while on the palate. Drinkable but not the choice for every day.
Senka (951) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl. M&S branding. Heavy ginger fizzy drink without major resemblance to the beer. Sharp and tangy. Heavily caramelized. Starts to burn your mouth in about 2 minutes after you try it - a tricky drink that is. Worth a try, but again - this has nothing to do with traditional ale.
redders1974 (452) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell sweet tobacco and ginger root taste ginger and dry herbs with quite a sweet finish and ginger aftertaste nice as a one off drink on a cold night but ones enough nice but not a patch on the original old Tom.
Gurthnar (3337) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from M&S. Aroma ginger, lemony citrusy, lots of caramel, herbal. Clear amber-brown colour, quickly disappearing head. Pretty complex in flavour, surprisingly harmonic considering the number of added flavours. Warming, caramel, ginger, lemony, green tea, herbal. Refreshing, moreish, better than expected.
DuffMan (8173) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium-dark brown, amber highlights. Sweet ginger and caramel, earthy undertones. Too sweet.
onceblind (5884) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown hue with a thin light beige head. Bready and biscuity malt aroma with lots of ginger and pear. Over sweet flavor with lots of pear and ginger juices, and bland dark-ish tasting malt.
Stuartyboy (1043) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Marks and Spencer ayr a deep amber brown beer ginger treacle aroma flavour is brown sugar ginger with some spicy fruit sweet treacle finish
mr_h (3869) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml (as Marks & Spencer Ginger Ale) courtesy of Stuartyboy, caramel, ginger aroma with some vanilla, russet brown, very thin cream head, very sweet vanilla with a subtle ginger kick, oily, easy to drink
chinchill (3222) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle
It has enough ginger to dominate the aroma and flavor and to add a peppery bite to the feel, but enough dark malts and pear juice so that it’s not simply ginger flavored.
O: flavorful and interesting, but avoid this if you do not like ginger.